Slipping and falling at home. Injuring yourself in the workplace. Being involved in a motor vehicle accident. These situations and many more can result in a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you develop headaches, neck pain, dizziness, memory loss and/or have problems with comprehension or concentration, you should seek timely medical attention from a qualified brain injury specialist.
Even mild brain injury symptoms can last from several days to a couple of weeks or more. In fact, a mild TBI may not be obvious at the time an injury occurs with neurological problems, from lack of balance to cognitive issues, only becoming evident when under stress or attempting to focus or concentrate for a prolonged period of time.
Diagnosis and Treatment
The experts at the Neurological Institute draw upon the collaborative strength of neurologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as others to diagnose and treat brain injuries—from the very mild to the most severe. They develop personalized treatment plans employing an array of options from medication to speech therapy. However, most mild brain injuries are self-limiting conditions that can be resolved through rest and medical observation and monitoring of your condition.
Not only skilled clinicians, many of our specialists conduct clinical research that ensures patients who come to NorthShore have access to the latest information and care for concussion and brain injuries. Neurological Institute experts are also published in the field. Felise Zollman, MD, who leads NorthShore’s General Traumatic Brain Injury Program, is a textbook editor with particular expertise in the screening and treatment of military veterans of all ages who have suffered traumatic brain injury. She also has extensive experience in the application of complementary and alternative medicine modalities in treating concussions and brain injuries.
Our team is committed to advancing research that leads to improvements in patient care. Our physicians are or have been involved in studies related to:
- Sophisticated brain imaging to identify those at high risk for neurological complications sustained from concussions
- Identifying genetic factors for those at higher risk of developing long-term problems from multiple concussions
- New head and neck gear to limit the severity and prevent concussions
- The use of acupuncture to treat symptoms due to brain injury
- Supplements and other preventive medications for those at high-risk of concussions
For More Information
Please call 877.570.7020 for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our concussion and head injury specialists. You can also submit an online intake form.